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Red Sox get boost from bottom of order

Updated: April 17, 2011, 9:26 PM ET
By Steven Krasner | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The big bats in the supposedly potent Boston Red Sox lineup have not yet been firing on all cylinders. Or even two cylinders.

But thankfully for the frustrated Sox and their fans, the bottom of the order was able to provide huge contributions Sunday as Boston toppled the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 at Fenway Park.

Jacoby Ellsbury, the No. 9 hitter, clubbed a long three-run homer inside the right-field foul pole in the second, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, the No. 8 hitter, ...

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